Flavya, or DJ FlavYa is a Brazilian-American music producer & selector, who recently became part of the Sonido Trópico family. She is now linking more than ever the alternative music scenes of New York City (US) and São Paulo (BR), helped by her familial roots in both countries.
Flavya's eclectic style is based on grooves of music from traditional cultures around the world, with a special focus on Brazilian and Latin music: born in Europe, raised in both the United States and Brazil, Flavya is no stranger to cultural experiences, living in diverse neighborhoods and being exposed to many different music communities.
In 2009, she saw an online advertisement for the Scratch DJ Academy. Flavya saw it as an opportunity to pursue one of her life long dreams: the second she put her hands on the turntables she realized that she had discovered her true passion. This led her to study the art of mixing and scratching in NYC and after completing their program, she was invited to join the teaching staff.
The past five years, Flavya has been living in São Paulo, Brazil where she continues to spread the art form of DJing by teaching and playing, as well as working on her own music production projects and for upcoming artists.
Her musical exposure began as a child, playing flute and piano, while also performing in choir for her early teenage years. During this time she attended several Hip Hop and Latin dance parties and concerts where she continued to expand on her musical tastes. Flavya was known amongst her peers to always be updated with new music and was often requested to make mixes for house parties in high school. What started as a hobby became a passion, and now a full-time occupation.